The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arrested the Special Adviser to Governor Bala Mohammed on Civil Service and Labour Matters, Mr. Abdon Dalla Gin for alleged vote buying.
Reports said after casting his vote, the EFCC allegedly found the sum of N1.5 million in Dallas’s car.
Dalla who was a former head of Service was arrested at his “Social Welfare” Polling Unit in Dass at the ongoing Dass State Constituency by-election held in Bauchi state and handed over to the Divisional Headquarters of the Nigeria Police Force in Dass for questioning.
However, the Chairman of Dass Local Government, Hon. Suleiman Mohammed has claimed that Dalla was wrongly arrested. “I was told that one of our stakeholders was arrested and I came to sympathise with him –which is normal. Though, I have not discussed with him but I heard that shortly after he addressed some journalists, he was arrested.
“The money is not his own, the money belongs to our party agents, presiding and returning officers.”
Meanwhile, the Emir of Dass Bilyaminu Usman Othman, who cast his vote at the Palace, commended INEC for a proper arrangement for the exercise. He also commended the commission for early arrival of electoral materials, expressing confidence that the election will be free and fair.